Why Harriet Tubman Was An American Hero

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As you have learned in the previous pages of this website, Harriet Tubman truly was an American hero. She not only helped slaves get to have freedom, but she helped as a nurse, cook, and spy for the Union Army during the Civil War. My thesis statement again is Harriet Tubman: Why She Was Named An American Hero. As you have learned through my website that the actions of Harriet Tubman truly make her an American Hero. Conflict and compromise were truly important in determining why she was named an American hero. Conflict was important because there was conflict on whether Harriet should be paid for her work as a nurse, cook, and spy for the Union Army. Many people did not like that she worked for the Union,because she was a woman and she was…show more content…
She had to use compromise in her to determine what the right path was when she was helping slaves escape to freedom. She also used compromise when slaves she was helping escape wanted to return home because they were afraid of getting caught. She had to tell them that if they turned back it would ruin the whole operation of the Underground Railroad. If the slave went back, sooner or later the slave that returned would be tortured into telling their masters how they escaped and who the escaped with, which would give their masters all the information on how the Underground Railroad worked and where the Underground Railroad stops where.

Harriet saved many people in her lifetime. She saved over 1,000 slaves as a "conductor" of the Underground Railroad. She also saved many African-American soldiers as a nurse for the Union Army. She did this by using roots and plants that had healing properties. She learned about these roots and plants from her mother and father. Many people that lived in Harriet's day and age, truly loved what she was doing as a "conductor" for the Underground Railroad. People have written letters to Harriet her good works that she has done in life one of them is Frederick Douglass. Frederick

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